Ht's 2017 NFL 1st Round Mock Drafthtoutlaws2012 Hello fellow users of thetoptens, it is that time again the one, the only NFL Draft. Like before my thought will only be on the 1st round. To spice it up, will pretend this is in real time (When it really isn't) meaning I will also include trade scenarios. Every draft I have seen has at least one signature trade you remember if it was good or bad depending on the team you supported to the absolute beginning. I will add needs next to each team as I move along with great amount of detail. With that said I leave you with this great line in all of sports. Picks will be in Bold. Also if your wondering who the Titans select its Mike Williams of Clemson who is a Wide Receiver.
Goddell: The NFL Draft is officially Open!
The Cleveland Browns are now on the clock
Team Needs: DE, QB, LB, OL, S
Here we folks as the browns have now began, now they could go two routes they can go for QB, and grab potentially Mitch Trubisky. Or will they stick by what everyone is expecting, and that's Myles Garrett. While there are bigger needs as well it comes down to what's best for the Browns? We are assuming that Osweilier is not the guy clearly, and that was just a dumping on Houston's part. They could use a better center. Since losing Alex Mack they were one of worst covering literally under center. Also that secondary is not what it seems to be, although you got Joe Haden, you have to find a way to ultize all the stocked picks effective. Unfortunately for Cleveland that didn't work last year, but here they again this year trying it again, as well as next year. Can the Browns try to be a winning team. ''With the First pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, The Cleveland Browns Select Myles Garrett, Defensive End, Texas A&M,'' There no question he would go number, although he came in weeks before sending a ultimatum to Cleveland if they didn't pick makes us wonder if that played any factors in playing favorites.
The San Francisco 49ers are on the clock
Team Needs: QB, WR, OL, LB, DT
The niners need more help, they have no leaders on that team that they once had 10 years ago in Patrick Willis. Bringing a guy like Kyle Shanahan would help try to build what was not a good offense. Picking QB early would not be surprising, but neither would a receiver, but do they make sense as high as number 2. Nor a obvious weakness at right tackle, while they may not necessarily need a DE, they may need a DT near the later rounds of the draft. The more interesting thing after everything we just said guys, they could wind up going with the best available philosophy. ''With the second pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, The San Francisco 49ers select Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford,'' While they might of been tempted to go for a QB, they seem to build on the interior-line in the end.
The Chicago Bears are on the clock
Team Needs: QB, OL, WR, DT
Could Da bears strike first picking up a QB? With the departure for Jay Cutler that could happen. They need another weapon at Wide Receiver losing Jeffrey was a big blow for the offense. Maybe not that great of the #1 WR, he was a great solid #2 in that system. Can they find that guy anywhere, Da Bears haven't had a great Defensive tackle since the fridge way back in the 80's. It would be great to have that adjusted. ''With the third pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, The Chicago Bears select Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson,'' Indeed Chicago has chosen its destiny in finding there new leader, only they like Watson more than Trubisky. Let's how this effect his stock down the round.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock
Team Needs: OL, RB, S, DE
This team has had trouble over the years protecting there leader which isn't good. We know Bortles can be good if you give him time to throw, but when his pressured he is not the same player. His stats get ugly in a heartbeat. Speaking of ugly, signing Chris Ivory was not of roses by any means, so if necessary you take a chance at a running back go ahead, but the problem there is you have no tackles so that would be more of a sexy pick than smart. Maybe not corner, but safety is not good I have been seeing on that defense. You want to talk a team with the least sacks this jags team may need to consider build the trenches before its too late. ''With the Fourth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, The Jacksonville Jaguars select, Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State,'' One of the two Safeties projected to fall somewhere, and now Malik is going to Jacksonville.
Trade Alert! San Francisco Gives up there 3rd and 4th round picks (66 and 109), and next years 2018,
1st round pick For Tennessee Titans 5th pick
The 49ers are on the clock
Now this makes me wonder if that pick could very well be Trubisky, that could very well be, but let's find out why they gave up a lot for that pick. ''With the fifth pick in the 2017 NFL draft, The San Francisco 49ers select Patrick Mahomes the III,QB,Texas Tech'' Unbelievable! John Lynch may have outdone himself, you mean that pick was Kyle Shanahan written all over it. He literally gave up a ton just to get Mahomes, and not Trubisky.
The New York Jets are on the clock
Team Needs: QB, CB, WR, LB
The New York Jets are on the clock
Lot of speculation on who the Jets will take. Th past seven drafts have been all a defensive player taken in the first round will that continue? It could with losing Revis, and a few years ago Cromartie, The Jets could think for a high corner. Also you have a unconvinced QB squad as well. Geno's with the Giants backup to Eli, Bryce is still learning the system, but isn't the long term answer, and Hackenburg was another pick to be boo'ed by the Jets fanbase. Goes back to the Ken O' Brien days brutal. Losing Marshall they need a receiver somewhere in this draft, Decker is a #2 at best. When he is the top WR, he is as productive, a lot like Jeffrey in a way. ''With the sixth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, New York Jets select Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State, '' Well just as most expected the Jets still care about defense more then there offense. Indeed that trend continues good or bad let the Jets fanbase be the judge of that.
The Los Angeles Chargers are on the clock
Team Needs: OL, LB, S, DE
The chargers looked great at times last year, then there were a lot of games where they just could not get over the hump. A game changing Linebacker next to Melvin Ingram, or even a helping hand for Joey Bosa on the other end would be a deadly combo up front the defensive trench. The Chargers offense has shown they can be great when they hit on all cylinders, but for that to work all 16 games build that O-line, that can easily change an offense in just a season. ''With the seventh pick in the2017 NFL Draft, The Los Angeles Chargers select Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee,'' we expected Barnett to fall somewhere around top 10 15, and he is now a L.A Charger.
The Carolina Panthers are on the clock
Team Needs: RB, CB, OL, WR
Oh how the mighty have fallen in a bad way. They fought Cam Newton could do it all by himself, that was not to be. Jonathan Stewart time is thinning closer so a running back may definitely suit well here. The Panthers defensive secondary was absolutely terrible last year, and was the main reason they lost most of there games. Sure you can blame the QB's, but that secondary laid eggs most of last season. Newton needs better protection if he wants to go back to the super bowl. Not sure how that line collapsed the way it did, but that team did not have that same magic they once had the 2015 season. Ted Ginn is gone his with the Saints, so your main targets are of Kelvin Benjamin, and Greg Olsen. If necessary a #2 Wide out would work well. ''With the eighth pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, The Carolina Panthers select Leonard Flournette, RB, LSU, '' Wow that might just be the gamechanger the Panthers need on that offense.
The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock
Team Needs: OL, DE, LB, CB
The Bengals for the first time in five years taste no chance of the playoffs. Yes injuries were the main killer, but keep in mind this team may just gotten worse with all there guys gone on the defense, and on the offensive line. If you're Marvin Lewis, and you wanna stay forever in Cincy you have to give Dalton protection otherwise he may very well be the most sacked QB the time next season begins. True, but this is a team that also struggle against run losing veteran players up front. Pacman jones isn't getting any younger either. Its a matter of time before we may see the 90's version of the Bengals that nobody of ohio would ever want to see again. ''With the ninth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft The Cincinnati Bengals select Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan'' This looks like a really legitimate player maker coming out of the gate. Taco wreaked havoc in the big 10.
The Buffalo Bills are now on the clock
Team Needs: S, WR, OL, CB
The Bills defense was so unbalanced, there were games they played like a great defense, then there were games they gave what like 300 rushing yards to a single player. The secondary needs help, they lost there number 1 to rival New England, literally nobody at safety, and Watkins is on the verge of being out of the league at this rate. So alternative plan for another WR maybe in order. Some say Tyrod is not the guy, if I were Buffalo keeping Taylor was a good move. With the tenth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, The Buffalo Bills select Jamal Adams, S, LSU'' Definitely a solid need pick for a team that needs that help in the back field of that defense.
The New Orleans Saints are on the clock
Team Needs: LB, DE, CB, TE
The Saints have two picks in the 1st round what will they stock on with these picks. James Laurinaitis did not pan out the way Saints hoped for the big need is a leader on that defense, something this lacks in for awhile. This team for most part needs to draft on the defense. Something this lacks in for awhile. This team for most part needs to draft on the defense. You know your offense can score, but not the defense trying hold the opposing team. Cameron Jordan still doesn't have that help from the other side, because of that most run to the weak side of the saints and eat that up completely. Coby Fleener is not what the Saints were hoping for. Brees seemed to go more RB, and WR catch the ball instead of a chance on Fleener. It would be crazy to take O.J Howard this early in the draft. While he could fit for a team like this. By all means I expect him to fall in this draft. Saints have no corners, all no name guys who got ate up so horribly any team could have a shootout in that secondary. ''With the eleventh pick in the 2017 NFL, The New Orleans Saints select Marlon Humprey, CB, Alabama'' That was definite need for a team that has not been the same defense since 2009 when they won the super bowl.
The Cleveland Browns are on the clock
Team Needs: QB, S, OL, LB
With one QB some may think surprisingly falling to the top 5, how will the browns answer to that. Between a linebacker, and a Quarterback the choice will narrow to that, or so we think. ‘’With the twelfth pick in the 2017 Draft, The Cleveland Browns select Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina'' It is official Mitch can no longer sit in the green room because he is now a brown.
The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock
Team Needs: LB, CB, TE, QB
Arizona is a team that’s in the mix of young and old, that combination is not exactly go the way Arians wanted last year. With everything on the line, Palmer enters perhaps his final season, and getting a backup QB here would not be a bad thing. This team needs a croner #2 to help Patrick Peterson. Palmer doesn’t really have a tight end to throw he has pretty much his 3 WR’s and David Johnson that’s as lethal as it gets. This not a very strong linebacking core, and could use some more depth. With the thirteenth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, The Arizona Cardinals select Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama'' The first linebacker to be taken off the board, yet interesting how most teams avoided to pick one to this point.
The Philadelphia Eagles are on the clock
Team Needs: CB, RB, S, OL
Corner is the biggest need of this philly team struggling against WR’s. Ryan Mathews maybe explosive, but not always reliable when it comes down to staying healthy when the team needs it. While the offensive may not be a big reach, however Jason Peters is someone to watch out for. ‘’With the fourteenth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, The Philadelphia Eagles select Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford'' This might be the one pick that might just very well be unexpected. Dalvin cook still available, but to me they’ll go out there and try to find someone better who I bet you the fans may boo like what McNabb got which was totally unfair.
The Indianapolis Colts are now on the clock
Team Needs: LB, RB, OL, DT, DE
This Colts just doesn’t look that good to me at all. Majority of the team were a bunch of old veterans who looked like they had it, and that’s exactly what happened. Unfortunately for Luck his time to shine has now past by, and he better hope the defense can try to improve in the future. More importantly, the protection must hold up if they have any chance of not wasting Luck for no reason. Frank Gore to me has had enough, he has produced the same numbers like in san Fran time to go. ‘’With the fifteenth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Garett Bolles, G, Utah'' Jim Irsay maybe giving some help to his franchise player in more upgraded protection on the offense.
The Baltimore Ravens are now on the clock
Team Needs: WR, CB, LB
This team has been consistently average, maybe not entirely awful, something with this team does not mesh well when it comes down to the stretch of the season they fall apart strangely enough. Jimmy Smith maybe not the greatest corner, but can be argued to be underrated, however he can’t do it all by himself. Kamar Aiken is gone, Perriman kind of had his here and there moments, but is leaning towards bust territory, and Steve Smith retiring this might be what they need to do for sure. The Ravens since the departure of Ray Lewis have lacked that missing middle mastermine in the soul of Baltimore, can they find one in this draft. ‘’With the sixteenth pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens select John Ross, WR, Washington'' While the Ravens may have tried to look into the defense. Ozzie realizes that Flacco has literally no weapons to throw to so getting a guy like Ross makes great sense in making.
The Washington Redskins are now on the clock
Team Needs: S, LB, CB
The Redskins were a game away from going back to the playoffs only to be heart broken by a Giants team with a unreal defense. Since the skins have lost some keys players, not many, but big enough to change the team. However offense might not be the reach they could go after. The defense give those games up half the time when trying to make a stand. #2 corner of course is something to address. Besides Josh Norman who else do you really have in that secondary. Since Orapko left Washington for Tennessee, Ryan Kerrigan has been the guy of that defense. Consider getting a guy like that again? Look at the Falcons Vic Beasley, now Deion Jones. ‘’With the seventh pick in the 2017 NFL draft, The Washington Redskins select, Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama'' Finally a Defensive Tackle off the board, taking this long no less. A guy projected to fall top 10 instead falls almost near lower 20’s.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock
Team Needs: S, OL, TE, RB
The bucs are just that close to looking like a playoff team, Winston now has DeSean Jackson on his side, along with Mike Evans. Corners will wait, and see how that develops, in the meantime Safety is the bigger concern. There are times Winston was not on his game due to lack of protection by that line. While Cameron Brate can be a helping hand at times, however were there at this point in the draft they could go after a tight end. ‘’With the ninetieth pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, O.J Howard, TE, Alabama'' The class has dominated this draft class for sure. To top if off the bucs get a big target, his got the size of Rob Gronkowski indeed he has potential to be great.
The Denver Broncos are on the clock
Team Needs: RB, LB, OL,
The Broncos disappointed near the end of last season while fighting throughout to try and get the playoff spot. Denver’s offense has been almost dead last in the last 3 years. I would not go as far as getting a QB consing now 3 of those guys were taking. C.J Anderson is looking to be not all that, DeMarcus Ware retiring got some shockwaves for Denver will that be addressed, or will the play it safe by adding in offensive protection. ‘’With the 20th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Denver Broncos select, Cam Robinson,T, Alabama'' Well its not like they did need help for Siemian to truly be a fairly decent QB with help from a tackle.
The Detroit Lions are on the clock
Team Needs: DE, LB, CB, TE
The Lions are just step closer to maybe finally breaking a long time record hump. Getting a difference maker here would literally be the answer to that. The biggest need is a LB. Last Year Levy did not play most of his games and got cut. Ansah had a down year, but that actually worked out for the cap situation which is my biggest fear ever moving forward with this team. A #2 croner should bring support side to slay. Finally Eborn is looking like one of the biggest tight end busts of all time, he’ll be gone by 2018. I would not say waste a pick on offense, but defense is where they should go first. ‘’With the 21st pick in the 2017 NFL draft, The Detroit Lions select, Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt’’ Ultimately I just think yes its a need, but watch them pass on my guy T.J Watt.
The Miami Dolphins are on the clock
Team Needs: LB, G, CB,
The Dolphins were quite the surprise heading into the playoffs. Adam Gase got these in the better track turned around greatly, can he keep that up year two of his coaching tenure in Miami. Kiko Alonso definitely turned it around in the package deal with Byron Maxwell last offseason. The Dolphins could use another Linebacker for support for Kiko. Dolphins have struggled at times with both guards not exactly doing the best protection in the world. ‘’With the 22nd pick in the 2017 NFL draft, The Miami Dolphins select Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky’’ Play it safe, and get a the projected highest guard in the draft.
The New York Giants are on the clock
Team needs: RB, OL, LB
Them football Giants got resurrected from the dead. We haven’t seen this great of a young defense like this since 10 years ago when they won against the Patriots. This team probably could of made it further if they never took a day off in Miami in the first place. Most experts say they don’t need a Running back, my response yeah right. Paul Perkins maybe okay, but not good enough for the starting role. If your offensive line can hold in 16 games there’s no excuse that this team can make the super bowl if that line is almost like a perfect wall Dallas has. Where is that commanding leader on defense, can this team provide another Lawrence Taylor? ‘’With the 23rd pick in the 2017 NFL draft, The New York Giants select Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State’’ To me what the Giants have been missing for so long is a good running back, something they have not had since the Brandon Jacobs Days.
Oakland Raiders are now on the clock
Team Needs: DT, CB, LB
If Al Davis was able to see this, he would be proud in what this team had overcome. To earn a spot in the playoffs. This team is literally right there, Derek Carr is like the second coming of Rich Gannon that’s how good they were in 2016 before the tragic injury. Raiders must MUST focus on defense. Oakland’s corners are pretty mediocre, they must miss nnamdi asomugha, and Charles Woodson. That is a scary good corner tandem to dream of, if only the Raiders could get back to that. The team lacks pressure up front especially at nose tackle. Speaking of wet dreams The Raiders got beast mode back in a trade with seattle before the draft. Now that Oakland moved Khalil Mack to Defensive End, Aldon Smith has been incompetent, and may never play football ever again, and Bruce Irvin while a solid pickup was not all that so to find that linebacker could be a task in itself. ‘’With the 24th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders select Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State’’ While Allen maybe be the best Defensive tackle in the draft, McDowell is not a slouch either.
Houston Texans are on the clock
Team Needs: QB, OL, LB
With Three Quarterbacks taken off the board there isn’t much choices left for Houston. Imagine this Houston team have both watts on the same team. It is like the brothers of Destruction 2.0 scary combination for opposing offenses. ‘’With the 25th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Houston Texans select T.J Watt, LB, Wisconsin’’ Ladies and gentleman you might be witnessing the most scary defense in the national football league.
Seattle Seahawks are on the clock
Team Needs: OL, DT
Seattle just looks like they will be a team never to sleep on for awhile as they got the more balanced players of the winning teams. There were speculations of Richard Sherman getting traded, not happening. The Seahawks offensive line is the weakness by far. When Wilson can’t go he just can’t go at all. Also Nose Tackle is something that has be ignored for awhile. ‘’With the 26th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select Ryan Ramczyk, OL, Wisconsin’’ He definitely fits seattle for which needs great help at tackle.
Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock
Team Needs: QB, DE, LB
It maybe safe to say that Alex Smith cannot lead a playoff team to victory. His not getting any younger either, but his average at best with good accuracy. That’s really all I can say about Alex Smith just not that great. I guess fill in extra voids, although the defense is still top notch. ‘’With the 27th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame'' This a very interesting move on the part of the Chiefs. Alex Smith may start as the premier QB, but needless to say if Reid ends up throwing in Kizer, and start winning those games this could be a steal pick.
Trade Alert! Cleveland Browns Give up their 4th and 5th round pick this year for Dallas Cowboys 1st round pick.
The Cleveland Browns are now on the clock
Team Needs: LB, S, OL, DE
Now what does the Browns have in mind, who is there for the taking? ‘’With the 28th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns select Takkarist McKinley, LB, UCLA'' With a depleted linebacking core, Cleveland see’s something in McKinley.
Green Bay Packers are on the clock
Team Needs: CB, RB, DT
Green Bay in the 1st half had some faulty problems on defense, and running the ball they even put a WR at running back it was that bad, but it worked. I was surprised how great they ended in 2016, but the team well get caught up in the end that they may fear this season if the Lions finally win the crown. Interestingly, they are moving Damarious Randall to corner, because of the weakness they had been hit badly in the secondary.
Eddie Lacy has moved and gained weight which did not work for the two. Maybe in midst between help for Mike Daniels, or up front in that defense. ‘’With the 29th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, The Green Bay Packers select Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State'' With all three running backs off the board, Green Bay would have no choice, but to pick a corner which is totally fine.
Pittsburgh Steelers are on the clock
Team Needs: LB, DT, CB
The Steelers have shown they can be extremely lethal on offense when there absolutely on there game. To say there’s any needs there is crazy. Replace a 30 James Harrison might be what’s best up the middle of the field. Who is at defensive Tackle? Anybody there? Corner is something that must be addressed again like last year. While much better in the secondary, William Gay’s time is up, and somebody shall take his role as a #3 CB to this point. ‘’With the 30th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan'' I have a feeling this is going to be the one pick where everyone is going to blast on it and rip it apart to shreds.
Atlanta Falcons are on the clock
Team Needs: CB, DE, DT
Atlanta really tried to prove everyone wrong, but a shocking 25 point deficit by Tom Brady gave one of the greatest comebacks in Super bowl history. How can they avoid that mistake? Tell you what, they must be better ready for the running game. Well Trufant is pretty good, i’m not sold on Robert Alford as that #2 CB. Sure he can be reliable, but not very consistently. ‘’With the 31st pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons Pick Charles Harris, DE, Missouri’’ Harris would bring in excellent depth at a not that good defensive line.
New Orleans Saints are on the clock
Team Needs: DE, LB TE
Now we end with Saints at it again, will they stock this pick with another defensive player, or will they find the next Jimmy Graham? ‘’With the 32nd pick of 2017 NFL Draft, The New Orleans Saints select David Njoku, TE, Miami. Sure you could of got another corner, but Drew Brees misses his once favorite target at Tight end. Njoku could come in and be that Jimmy Graham.
Goodell: That concludes round one of the 2017 draft.
Hope you guys liked, and test me if I see crazy on some these picks.
My note to the Browns: DRAFT A QUARTERBACK - EpicJake
Hopefully for them it won't be another Johnny Manziel case. - visitor
I'm surprised the Texans didn't take Deshone Kizer but I guess the J.J. Watt and T.J. Watt combo work well - 2storm